Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
|Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge
|Carries||6 lanes of Wuhan Third Ring Road|
|Locale||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Other name(s)||Third Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge|
|Total length||3,589 metres (11,775 ft)|
|Width||28.5 metres (94 ft)|
|Longest span||618 metres (2,028 ft)|
|Construction end||September 2000|
|Construction cost||$380 million|
|Daily traffic||50,000 vpd|
The Baishazhou Yangtze River Bridge (Chinese: 武汉白沙洲长江大桥), sometimes referred as the Third Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge for being the third Yangtze river bridge in Wuhan, is a highway bridge over the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It is located 6.8 kilometres (4 miles) southwest (upstream) of the First Bridge (which connects central Wuchang with central Hanyang). The two bridge names come from the order of construction (it was built after the First and Second Bridges), and from the name of the small island (Baisha Zhou (白沙洲), i.e. "White Sand Island") located under the bridge.
The bridge construction started in 1997 and was completed in September 2000. The final construction cost of the bridge was $380 million. It is 3,586 metres (11,765 ft) long and 28.5 metres (94 ft) wide, has six lanes and a capacity of 50,000 vehicles a day. The bridge serves as a major passage for the Third Ring Road enormously easing the city's traffic and aiding local economic development.
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